September 2, 2005
August sales up 7.6 per cent
Richmond Hill, Ontario – Passenger car and light truck sales were up 7.6 per cent, indicating that deep discounting that spread across the market in August is continuing to drive sales, says industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers. GM sales were down 3.8 per cent, while import nameplate vehicles were up 12.8 per cent. Surprisingly, for the first time ever, Ford was outsold not only by GM, but by DaimlerChrysler and Honda. Overall, a total of 142,537 vehicles were sold in Canada in August.
The numbers were as follows:
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